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by Icelander
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Index in Mellel 4. Feedback
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

Index in Mellel 4. Feedback

I wished page numbers in the index would link to the corresponding pages. Double click on a page number should take you directly to the page where the indexed word appears. Would be a great time saver. I also wished the Tags field in the Index pane had an autocomplete feature (like the Keyword field...
by Icelander
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: The new index feature in Mellel 4
Replies: 4
Views: 1697

The new index feature in Mellel 4

I have been taking a close look at the new index feature in Mellel 4. Suppose I have a book manuscript with more than 400 pages, and the name "Stalin" appears on 150 pages. I would like to index all the occurrences of the name. I haven't found an easy way to do this. It seems I'm supposed to enter t...
by Icelander
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Thank you for "Background (on screen)"
Replies: 6
Views: 1466

Re: Thank you for "Background (on screen)"

the cool blue background really helps minimize eye strain. Wish we could post images of our favorite documents. In File -> Document Setup -> Background (on screen) use the Color sliders with the RGB Sliders to reveal the color's exact value. You may have to use the pipette to pick up the color. The...
by Icelander
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Any way to automate autotitle creation?
Replies: 16
Views: 18292

Re: Any way to automate autotitle creation?

miles11 wrote:Then you come back with long-assed posts in which you act lika an argumentative asshole.
If you are unable to carry on a rational discussion and put together logical arguments based on reason, then that's OK with me. No need to resort to an ad hominem response and foul language.
by Icelander
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Any way to automate autotitle creation?
Replies: 16
Views: 18292

Re: Any way to automate autotitle creation?

Wish we could post images, I've created what I believe is a beautiful Mellel Default document. Yes, not being able to post images here is infuriating. That's why I said earlier that the first priority for the developers should be to fix the forum, or still better, get a different forum software alt...
by Icelander
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Any way to automate autotitle creation?
Replies: 16
Views: 18292

Re: Any way to automate autotitle creation?

Hello miles11, Your arguments as to why you use Mellel are not convincing. Styles allow you to create Style Sets to fill many different needs, and save them for reuse as needed. Nisus has also styles and allows you to search for them very easily, something I haven't been able to do yet in Mellel. Te...
by Icelander
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Any way to automate autotitle creation?
Replies: 16
Views: 18292

Re: Any way to automate autotitle creation?

Did I mention that it's flat-out fun to use? Yes, I agree, but it is unintuitive and idiosyncratic. Mellel is solid a rock. I don't remember if I've ever had a crash while using this program. By me, Mellel has crashed several times when I try to search for Headings in bold, for example. I know it c...
by Icelander
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Paragraph numbering
Replies: 3
Views: 7194

Re: Paragraph numbering

Is it possible to auto-number each paragraphs under a heading? For example 1.0 Heading 1.1 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 1.2 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 1.3 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx If you do the following, you should be able to achieve what you want: 1. Open the Auto-Title pane 2. Select "Legal" from the Setup drop-d...
by Icelander
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Any way to automate autotitle creation?
Replies: 16
Views: 18292

Re: Any way to automate autotitle creation?

Hello miles11 Mellel is not scriptable, but could an applescript be set up using System Events to quickly get to the correct menu I just tried tell application "System Events" tell process "Mellel" click menu item "Copy" of menu "Edit" of menu bar 1 delay 0.5 end tell end tell This usually works if ...
by Icelander
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: How to quickly assign Auto-titles to bold paragraphs?
Replies: 8
Views: 2522

Re: How to quickly assign Auto-titles to bold paragraphs?

By browsing the forum, I found a thread from Januar 8, 2016 which seems to answer my question. I take it that it's not possible.

It's a pity that the forum's search engine is not working…
by Icelander
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: How to quickly assign Auto-titles to bold paragraphs?
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Re: How to quickly assign Auto-titles to bold paragraphs?

By browsing the forum, I found a thread from Januar 8, 2016 which seems to answer my question. I take it that it's not possible.

It's a pity that the forum's search engine is not working…
by Icelander
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: How to quickly assign Auto-titles to bold paragraphs?
Replies: 8
Views: 2522

How to quickly assign Auto-titles to bold paragraphs?

I have a long document with ca. one hundred chapter names. Each chapter name is written in bold and is one paragraph. How can I assign Auto-title (Level 1) to the chapter names? I can't imagine that I have to select every chapter name and do it manually. That would be a nightmare. Isn't it possible ...
by Icelander
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: How to quickly assign Auto-titles to bold paragraphs?
Replies: 1
Views: 622

How to quickly assign Auto-titles to bold paragraphs?

I have a long document with ca. one hundred chapter names. Each chapter name is written in bold and is one paragraph. How can I assign Auto-title (Level 1) to the chapter names? I can't imagine that I have to select every chapter name and do it manually. That would be a nightmare. Isn't it possible ...
by Icelander
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: we’ve Expanded!
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

Re: we’ve Expanded!

over the years we’ve heard from you that our support isn’t what it used to be or should be. On and off since 2008 I've been dabbling in Mellel, and I have sent a few simple questions to the company per email. I did not receive an answer, not even once. To remedy this, we’ve now created with our exp...
by Icelander
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: We’ve Expanded!
Replies: 7
Views: 1653

Re: We’ve Expanded!

over the years we’ve heard from you that our support isn’t what it used to be or should be. On and off since 2008 I've been dabbling in Mellel, and I have sent a few simple questions to the company per email. I did not receive an answer, not even once. To remedy this, we’ve now created with our exp...